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I’m going to Breastfeed, Now What?
The internet is filled with endless amounts of information. But, how do you know what is real? I am here to help you. From my years of experience and expertise of having a little one attached to my boob, I am going to share with you must have items for nursing moms.
Being a mom who breastfeeds is absolutely rewarding. It’s also absolutely overwhelming. Just think about it for the next year (at least) you will have a child stuck on your boob. Your body still will not belong to you. Although you know you are doing the best that you can for your child, breastfeeding can be… a pain in the ass.
To help your breastfeeding journey along I have made a list of the items that saved me. The items that help your breastfeeding journey along flawlessly. Okay, probably not flawlessly but they really help.
Without further ado, I give you my top 10 items every nursing mom can’t live without.
Top Ten Items Every Nursing Mom Needs
While Nursing it’s very important that you hydrate. Hydrate Hydrate Hydrate. It’s the advice that you’ll hear over and over. Eventually, you may get a little tired of water and need something with a little pick me up.
3. Breast Pads
It’s inevitable you are going to leak. Especially when you run to the store or have company over. The moments you hear a baby cry your tatas will be leaking like a fountain. Be prepared. Have a stock everywhere you go. I carry them, in my car, purse, diaper bag, bathroom, living room, and even my parent’s house.
4. Reading Material.
Let’s face it. You can only scroll through Facebook and Instagram so many times before your eyeballs pop out of your head. Invest in some good books. E-Books are a God send, you can order them from your phone/tablet and have them available at any time.
I suggest reading, “Having It All; A Busy Mom’s Guide To Finding Balance” by Katie Mac Stevens.
Nursing literally takes every ounce of energy I have. Which causes me to CONSTANTLY be hungry. Make sure you have some healthy snacks around.
6. Stylish Water Cup/ Tumbler
Did I mention earlier that you should hydrate? How are you supposed to post super cute “brelfies” if you don’t have an adorable cup with an adorable quote on it?
I recommend checking out the adorable tumblers from bluestarbarn.com. Or this cute water bottle from Amazon.
7. Nipple Cream
8. Breastfeeding Tracker
For the first month or two, everything will be a blur. There’s a good chance that you will wake up in the middle of the night freaking out thinking, “when did I feed her last” or “what side did I feed her on?” These also make great tools for keeping track of feedings and diapers for doctors visits.
Print your free Breastfeeding Tracker Chart here!
10. Milk Saver Cups
Breastmilk is the most important liquid on this planet. I’m pretty sure that is a fact. Don’t waste any of it.
So there you have it. Having these items on hand will help make your breastfeeding journey easy and successful.
What was your top must haves while nursing? Tell me in the comments!